Pulaski County local government lists reopening plans

Monday, May 18, 2020, Pulaski County Administration discontinued teleworking and County employees returned to a report-to-work schedule.  The County is preparing to safely reopen county facilities to the public on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with adherence to health safety guidelines.  [https://www.montva.com/docs/default-source/default-document-library/nrv-working-smart-working-safe-resource-guidebook-052020.pdf?sfvrsn=c3306ae1_2]

On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the County also plans to reopen all segments of county outdoor recreation facilities and will reopen all county operated indoor recreation facilities with adherence to health safety guidelines as well as adherence to the Commonwealth’s applicable phased approach reopening guidelines (Phase I, II, or III).  For specific questions regarding reopening, please call County Administration at:  540-980-7705.

“It is important to denote that we want to safely resume county operations and safely reopen county facilities, but do so with a focus on mitigating any possible spread of the virus to better keep our employees and the public safe and feeling safe”, stated Jonathan D. Sweet, County Administrator.  “We have been very fortunate here in Pulaski County to have had no new confirmed or known active cases in our community in quite some time, with the only known new or active case(s) being an inmate(s) quarantined and effectively isolated within the regional jail.

Pulaski County has not yet made a final determination on certain summer activities, community events, or parks and recreation operations.  The County will continue to monitor national and state reopening guidelines as well as the Governor’s Executive Order(s) in making the final decision on when and what will reopen or resume.

Please continue to do your part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Wearing an appropriate face covering or mask when in public spaces
  • Washing your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer
  • Coughing or sneezing into a tissue (and discard it) or your interior elbow
  • Avoiding touching your mouth, nose, eyes or face in public
  • Practicing ‘physical distancing’ and avoid shaking hands
  • Remaining at home if you are sick and avoiding others who are sick

The New River Health District local public health hotline at: (540) 267-8240

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) public health hotline at:  877-ASK-VDH3

For updates on Coronavirus visit:  www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/ or www.pulaskicounty.org/